Free to the Public
May 19-30, 2022

AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall

This May, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s Vietnam Wall returns to the Southeast Lawn of the Museum and Memorial. An 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., the wall contains every name etched on the original memorial.
$35 ($25 for Members)
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 6 p.m.

Operation: Celestial Spirits

Join the National WWI Museum and Memorial for a night of celestial and earthly delights, exploring the astrological and other metaphysical practices that reached new heights of popularity during WWI and are taking off again today.
Traveling Exhibition

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919

Individual Americans immediately volunteered for humanitarian and military service primarily with the Allies after World War I broke out in 1914. They volunteered as ambulance and truck drivers, as
Wylie Gallery

The Vietnam War: 1945‑1975

Exploring the pivotal struggles felt both on the war front and the home front, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, a traveling exhibition from the New‑York Historical Society, examines how the divisive war
Online Event
Monday, March 21, 2022 - 7 p.m.

Letters and the Lost Voices of Women in WWI

Mark Women’s History Month with The American Opera Project as they give voice to the women of WWI with selections from the new American opera “Letters That You Will Not Get: Women’s Voices from the Great War,” along with readings of letters from Museum and Memorial’s archives and a keynote talk by Jennifer Orth-Veillon.
Open to the Public
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Save a Life: Blood Drive

Observe lifesaving patriotism just as soldiers did over 100 years ago in donating blood. To find out more details about eligibility, the process and to make an appointment, please visit savealifenow.org. Appointments are requested to donate at this blood drive; walk-ins will be accepted.
Free with RSVP
Thursday, March 24 - 6:30 p.m.

More than a Medal: Documentary Premiere

Many American soldiers who fought in the Great War and performed acts of bravery were not recognized. Become immersed in the stories of these soldiers at the premiere of the new documentary More than a Medal, then join afterwards in a panel discussion about the film.
Onsite and Online
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 2 p.m.

Reframing War

Join Dr. Makeda Best, professor and Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, as she discusses American soldier photography in the 20th century and how cameras – and war photography – reframed public discourse and societal understanding of conflict.
Wylie Gallery

Silk and Steel: French Fashion, Women and WWI

In France, recent scholarship has shown that the survival of women’s fashion also played an important role in life during the Great War. Women’s fashion needed to adapt to the necessities of new
Ellis Gallery

Letters & Artworks From War – Renefer: 1914-18

Writer and artist Raymond Fontanet, known as Renefer (1876-1957), was mobilized to serve in the French military in 1914 and, throughout the war, always carried pencils and a sketchbook in his
Memory Hall

Posters as Munitions

Soon after the outset of World War I, the poster, previously the successful medium of commercial advertising, was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with unlimited possibilities.
Exhibit Hall

Over By Christmas

Many thought World War I would be over in days, surely by Christmas. To many, Christmas was a time of peace and goodwill towards others, the celebration of the Prince of Peace. Each cause was just.